Led by stylist Kathy Febert, the staff at Prizms Salon & Day Spa exfoliates skin, prettifies nails, and administers soothing massages. Beauticians imbue nails with vibrant polish using CND products and stylists trim locks into chic hairdos styled in the shape of various continents. Professional therapists banish stress with traditional Swedish or hot-stone massages. The staff's dedication to beautification includes a devotion to pampering clients with high-quality treatments and products.
Dozens of makeup compacts add color to the airy interior of Panache Skin Care & Makeup Studio, where beauticians enhance clients' natural features with their own signature line of cosmetics. Of course, makeup is most striking when it's applied to clean, healthy skin, which is why the studio also stocks a full line of professional Dermalogica products.
Panache, however, is much more than a cosmetics studio. The menu of beauty services includes everything from eyebrow threading to exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments. There's also an educational element to the studio?regular makeup lessons teach students how to add just the right amount of blush and how to effectively camouflage oneself in a jungle setting. The studio is also replete with certain perks, such as on-site parking and memberships on a monthly- or yearly-basis.
At Huna Mua Wellness Center, founder and director Karen Reifinger breathes new life into ancient Polynesian medicine. An accredited practitioner of lomilomi, Huna, and Kahuna Lapa’au, Karen channels the wisdom of revered Hawaiian healers and dashboard hula girls to help clients discover whole-body health. When she practices lomilomi massage, Karen pours intensive energy into the recipient, allowing the interplay of touch and reflex to generate a deep state of relaxation. To perform Huna Mua—a healing art that harmonizes body and mind—she calls upon 35,000-year-old teachings. Karen supplements the practices of the Pacific Islands with quantum-energy technology and offers state-recognized workshops and certification programs on topics including Hawaiian healing studies.
A peaceful oasis in your busy day, Qitopia offers massages, facials, and reflexology in beautifully appointed private rooms. The trained practitioners at Qitopia?formerly known as New You Massage in Deptford Mall?use the quiet space to soothe faces, backs, and feet with authentic Chinese modalities such as shiatsu and tuina. They free the body's energy, known as qi, from blockages by performing acupressure with hot stones and plugging in any bodily power cords. Tension lifts from clients' statures as the experts gently stretch limbs and release tight joints, using aromatherapy oils and lotions to aid relaxation and detoxification. Chinese massages also unleash a host of benefits from enhanced immunity and energy to reduced hypertension.
Susie grew up around the beauty industry in New York. Building on what she learned growing up, she eventually became a hairstylist and makeup artist and earned the opportunity to work with the Lehigh Valley Outlawz and Echo Live Magazine as a stylist on photo shoots. Susie and her staff specialize in hair-color services?they use Redken products?and professional makeup applications. The staff includes a massage therapist, who relieves tension with Swedish massage, reflexology, and craniosacral therapy. An aesthetician is also on hand for facials, using organic Hylunia products that are formulated without the use of harmful ingredients such as mineral oils, preservatives, and paraben.